In the heart of Huntington Beach, there exists a haven for dogs and their owners – Your Animals Best Friend (YABF), founded and led by the indomitable Sherri Loomer and her amazing staff. Sherri, the Pack Leader of this extraordinary venture, has not only transformed her love for animals into a thriving business but has triumphed over personal challenges that echo the resilience of the canine companions she serves.
Sherri's journey from the corporate world to the world of wagging tails and furry friends is a testament to the transformative power of following one's passion. In the wake of personal tragedy, her mother taking her life, Sherri found solace and purpose in dog walking, pet sitting, and ultimately, the creation of Your Animals Best Friend.
The evolution of YABF mirrors Sherri's dedication. What started as a dog-walking service blossomed into a comprehensive care haven, offering services like overnight boarding, doggy daycare, and socialization groups and services at clients homes. The company's commitment to 24/7 on-site care, especially accommodating those with non-traditional work schedules, sets it apart, fostering an environment where clients are extended family.
The Doggie Daycare, for example, is ideal for pet parents who find it difficult to keep up with their lively pups after a long day at work. After a day of exercise, socialization, and mental stimulation, YABF assures that the dogs will be ready to curl up and relax with their owners at night. Owners no longer have to worry about their dogs being alone at home if they need to travel to the hospital, go on vacation, business trips, or visit places where bringing their furry pals might not be welcome.
Sherri's battle with breast cancer, discovered through a canine early warning system, underscores the deep connection between humans and animals. This life-altering experience not only reinforced Sherri's commitment to the well-being of her client’s pets but also refueled the establishment of a nonprofit organization, showcasing her dedication to giving back to the community.
Your Animals Best Friend isn't just a business; it's a family. The YABF family is deeply involved in making the dogs as comfortable and happy as they are at home, providing them with much-needed socialization, physical exercise, mental stimulation, general pet care, administration of medication, and more. This familial approach extends to clients, who genuinely are part of the extended family, echoing the company's commitment to going above and beyond for those they serve. Sherri stated, "Dogs are family, and we treat them as our own. We ensure that we first meet the dogs to determine their needs so we can customize our space to accommodate them properly."
The Dog House Social Club, a unique facet of YABF, stands as a testament to the company's commitment to enrichment. It goes beyond the typical daycare and boarding narrative, offering a non-cage, home-like environment focused on socialization and positive experiences for dogs and their owners.
Sherri Loomer's hands-on approach is a cornerstone of the company's success. Her relentless work ethic, seven days a week, demonstrates her commitment to both her clients and her team. Unlike distant owners, Sherri actively works at the facility, addressing issues, providing feedback, and ensuring that YABF remains a haven for pets and their owners alike.
The challenges faced by Sherri and her company, from health setbacks to the economic impact of the pandemic, showcase the resilience ingrained in YABF's DNA. Facing adversity head-on, Sherri navigates financial challenges and an unexpected 300% rent increase with determination, driven by a vision for the future that includes expanded services and even more personalized care for her clients.
In the face of personal health battles, Sherri remains unwavering in her commitment to her clients and their beloved pets. Her journey is not just a business narrative; it's a tale of compassion, courage, and an unshakeable bond between humans and animals. Your Animals Best Friend is a haven where tails wag, paws play, and compassion reigns supreme.
Sherri further shows her commitment to advancing animal welfare by going above and beyond and establishing The Human Animal Bond. This non-profit organization aims to increase awareness and understanding of the human-animal bond's emotional, physical, and mental benefits.
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